Card of the Week Contest: Round 3

Sun, 2010-12-26 08:05
Art_Freak's picture

Welcome to our 3rd Card of the Week Competition! For this week's competition I'm asking you to design a card for one of the following Magic: The Gathering game variants: Vanguard (Characters only), Archenemy (Schemes only), Planechase (Planes only), or Commander (preferrably Commanders, but multiplayer focused effects are acceptable if you design for Commander.)

Rules (failure to follow the following will result in automatic disqualification):
1) Absolutely do not post a rendered image of your card. It will not be used anyways, and will be removed. Only text entries will be accepted.
2) All entries must be complete. This includes type, rarity, and all other aspects of the card.
3) All entries are final. When you post a card, that's it. No changes may be made to that card.
4) If the contest revolves around designing a card for a piece of art of your choice, you must list what piece of art you've chosen.

*) All entries should be in the following format (if you are unfamiliar with BBcode, click here):

Name [COST]
Type - Subtype [RARITY]
Rules text.
"Flavor text."

Something like this with all the info in place:

Vergalon wrote:
Hero of Fables Green/wite mana symbol
Creature- Human Warrior Common
4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolGreen mana symbol: ~ becomes a 5/5 creature and gains first strike and vigilance. (This effect lasts indefinitely.)
The hero without name; remembered forever in the hearts of children.

This rule is not mandatory and not following it will not disqualify you, but it is a suggestion and would make my job easier and if this does become a serious issue, it will also become a rule. Just a heads up and a polite request that we don't get to where it needs to be a rule.

The rules are not optional. If you take a tl;dr (too long; didn't read) approach to them, then I take the same to your entry and will not include it in the poll. Please keep this in mind.

Finally, a heads up to everyone, I will absolutely not request that you correct your entries this week. If you mess it up, it really isn't going to be included. No ands, ifs, or buts about it. This is your only warning.

The entry deadline is 11:59PM CST 01/01/11. Voting will last 2 days after that due to the holidays. We will return to 1 day voting the following weekend.

Sun, 2010-12-26 23:50
New Kind of Christ
New Kind of Christ's picture

The Ninth Core
Plane-Phyrexia Snow mana symbol
When ever a planar die is rolled, its controller looses 1 life.
Chaos Symbol- Whenever you roll Chaos Symbol, proliferate, proliferate, than proliferate again.

I dont think planes have a rarity so I put it on special.

The rule is not manditory and not following it will dissqualify you.

Is this a typo?

Sun, 2010-12-26 23:54
Anuttymous's picture

A wide area of choice and possibilities. Maybe too wide for my liking, but I'll manage.
I swear I remember doing a Commander themed one recently, but I think I'll do that one... Dunno.

Bringer of Chaos White mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlack mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Avatar M Mana for MTG Extra
Sacrifice a Plains: Target player gains 8 life. Any player may activate this ability.
Sacrifice an Island: Target player draws two cards. Any player may activate this ability.
Sacrifice a Swamp: All creatures get -2/-2 until end of turn. Any player may activate this ability.
Sacrifice a Mountain: Bringer of Chaos deals 3 damage to target creature or player. Any player may activate this ability.
Sacrifice a Forest: Destroy target nonland, noncreature permanent. Any player may activate this ability.

For multiplayer misfits. This could be fun to use, however I don't know if it would be useful, seeing as rainbow decks don't have too much basic land. What the hell...

Anuttymous the Gathering
Anonymous + nutty = A-nutty-mous (no mice involved)
Ask me if you need any help

Mon, 2010-12-27 01:02
Art_Freak's picture

NKoC wrote:
Is this a typo?

No, it's not a typo. It's a suggestion, not a rule. If it continues to be a problem, then it will become a rule though. I'd hate to have it be one though, because I really don't want to disqualify someone for putting the cost of a card on a new line. :/ On the flip side, I don't want to have to spend an hour making the entries look alike so that users don't have to switch gears for every card they read while trying to vote.

Mon, 2010-12-27 01:03
Pichoro's picture

I think it just might be a typo, A_F. Read carefully, word for word.

Edit: After looking at your post and the admin log, I'm not so sure. Maybe you had it right all along and NKoC re-typed it incorrectly. My bad.

Mon, 2010-12-27 04:13
The Figment

The Great Discontinuity
Plane - Tidestar Snow mana symbol
When you planeswalk away from The Great Discontinuity, the Chaos Symbol ability of the next plane you planeswalk to triggers when you planeswalk there.
Chaos Symbol Whenever you roll Chaos Symbol, you get an emblem with "Rolling the planar die costs you 1 mana symbol less."

Mon, 2010-12-27 05:15
pantherpage's picture

Thordran Boughdrum
3 mana symbol If you spend more green mana then white mana put 1 life counter on target creature, If you spend more white mana then green mana gain 1 life.
The union of a human and elf creates a person that often has a heritage of neither. These unfortunates become loners and outcasts, but some of the greatest heroes are born.
Hand +2
Life +2


Tue, 2010-12-28 05:01
lord_joakim's picture

Kanpi Reaches
Plane - Murkvam Colorless mana symbol
Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, its controller puts a 3/3 green Fungust Beast creature token onto the battlefield.
Whenever you roll Chaos Symbol, you gain an emblem with “Creatures you control have molder.”

Molder is a triggered keyword ability.

Molder (At the beginning of your upkeep, you may sacrifice a permanent. If you do, return target permanent card from your graveyard to your hand.)

Murkvam is an underground cave world I'm designing. One of the regions is the green aligned Kanpi Reaches - basically, it's a great forest of mold and fungi with enourmous, blind fungal beasts between mushroom trees, dragging their way through the toadstools. Mechanically, everything in that world is recycled slowly, and everything actually acts like a Nature's Spiral, since it's mold growing and feeding on mold.

Also, yes, each instance stacks.

Tue, 2010-12-28 13:53
Utheraptor's picture

Plane-Exile (planes are always common)
At the beginning of your upkeep, exile target permanent or return target exiled permanent to the battlefield.

When you roll "Chaos Symbol", return target exiled permanent on top of its owner´s library.

Shoot for the Moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.
Orbis Renaissance community set

Tue, 2010-12-28 21:20
Bluewing's picture

Zhaw, Commander of Mages 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolWhite mana symbol (5)
Legendary Creature - Soilder Rare

Whenever a blue spell is played, put a 1/1 blue wizard token into play.
Whenever a white spell is played, you may gain X life where X is equal to half
the number of wizards you control rounded up.

"Come my fellow mages. They shall fall before the great harvest." - Zhaw,
Commander of Mages


Tue, 2010-12-28 22:13
windandfire's picture

Choosing the planechase optoin

Augustin III Memorial Library
Plane - Ravnica
Each card in each hand has cycling 2 mana symbol (2 mana symbol, Discard this card: Draw a card)
Chaos Symbol Whenever you roll Chaos Symbol, search your library for a card and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

"I will do science to it." - Kimiko “Thunderbolt” Ross
"I can wire anything directly into anything - I'm the professor!" - Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth
"Our tanks can't hold aggro of that magnitude!

Tue, 2010-12-28 22:32

planechase + multiplayer option activated:

Rakdos sacrifical pits
Plane - Ravinca Colorless mana symbol
at the beginning of your upkeep, each other player sacrifices a permanent, then you may put a permanent card from a graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.
Chaos Symbol: put all permanents in all graveyards onto the battlefield under your control.

Wed, 2010-12-29 17:04
Disposable Hero
Disposable Hero's picture

Gologos, Warlord of Hatespire 2 mana symbolRed mana symbolRed mana symbolGreen mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Ogre Barbarian Red mana symbol
Gologos, Warlord of Hatespire attacks each turn if able.
Dominion - If you control more permanents than any other player, each creature you control gets +2/+2 and has trample and haste.
Graveboon - As long as Gologos, Warlord of hatespire is in your graveyard, creatures you control attack each turn if able.
"On my own, I have left trails of broken bodies in my wake. Without me, you have ruined many cities. But together, warriors of Hatespire, we shall conquer and burn all the world!"

Wed, 2010-12-29 19:44
elmdor's picture

Damon, the Storm 4 mana symbolWhite mana symbolBlue mana symbolRed mana symbol
Legendary Creature - Djinn M Mana for MTG Extra
Flying, haste, vigilance
If a source would deal damage to another creature, it deals double that damage instead.
Tap symbol: Damon, the Storm deals 2 damage to target creature and 1 damage to another target creature.

"All science is either physics or stamp collecting." [Ernest Ruthenford]
"In man we all pray!" [Tony Hadley]

Thu, 2010-12-30 20:27
Vergalon's picture

Grove of Crimson
Plane-Pyrulea Special
Whenever a player taps a land for mana, Grove of Crimson deals 1 damage to that player.
Each land you control has "Tap symbol: You gain 1 life."
Chaos Symbol: Put a blaze counter on target land without a blaze counter on it. For as long as that land has a blaze counter on it, it has "At the beginning of your upkeep, this land deals 1 damage to you." (The land continues to burn after you planeswalk away from Grove of Crimson.)

This plane is brought to you by Grove of the Burnwillows (flavor), Manabarbs, and Obsidian Fireheart.
EDIT: Ah shoot... just looked up the promo planes and saw that one had the manabarbs effect :/
Oh well, I'm sticking to my entry

Fri, 2010-12-31 22:30
Creative Direction Award
ﻼ's picture

Thieves' Market
Plane - Mercadia Snow mana symbol
When you planeswalk to Thieves' Market or at the beginning of your upkeep, you may have target player discard a card and you draw a card.
Chaos Symbol:Whenever you roll Chaos Symbol, Exile all nontoken permanents. Starting with you, each player chooses one of the exiled cards and puts it onto the battlefield tapped under his or her control. Repeat this process until all cards exiled this way have been chosen.

My 'Stuff hub'
I really hate Mythic Rares...
It's Not just a Phase Mom!

Sat, 2011-01-01 15:13
Icarael's picture

Since no one's doing Schemes, I guess I'll do one.

You Are Too Late To Stop Me
Scheme Snow mana symbol
When you set this scheme in motion, until the beginning of your next upkeep step, spells you cast and abilities you play can’t be countered.
“The first part of my Great Work is complete! How can you hope to stand against me now?”

"Take the bridge, men! Victory! Victory is ou - Retreat! RETREAT!"

Sat, 2011-01-01 18:01

My Entry:

Awaken the Executioner
Scheme Snow mana symbol
When you set this scheme in motion, put a 1/1 white and black human warrior onto the battlefield. It has "Tap symbol: Destroy target creature."
"Nothing can prevent my rise to power now."

Sun, 2011-01-02 00:06
Lord of 13
Lord of 13's picture

Lorekeeper of Durmshallow 3 mana symbolBlue mana symbolBlue mana symbol
Creature - Merfolk Wizard Red mana symbol
At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player draws a card for each player in the game then discards that many cards.
"I have forgotten more than most humans, yet I have not yet forgotten to forget to remember."

COMMENTS: EDH, obviously; fairly strong but useful card filtering. The art would hopefully reflect an ancient librarian-scholar so buried in his books he can't even get up to fight.

Blood is thicker than water, but politics are even thicker than blood.
- Dune: House Corrino

Sun, 2011-01-02 04:42
Art_Freak's picture

Last call for entrants. Entries will be accepted for one more hour (and 15 minutes. Stick out your tongue)

EDIT: Thanks to all the entrants! This week's contest is now closed. A happy smile